Sweaty Betty

Sure Maximum Protection Deodorant review
Apologies for the abundance of beauty blog posts this week, I do try and steer my blog in a different direction of late, but I just wanted to share this little underarm miracle with y’all. It seems that over the past few weeks the hot weather and my armpits just haven’t mixed well and each day I’ve found myself with more underarm moistness than you could shake a stick at. It seems my safety deodorant of Mitchum was failing me, I’m not sure if they’ve changed the formula or my body has changed my life, but it just doesn’t work any more. Whilst tweeting about my sweat glands over on Twitter, a lovely lass named Hollie-Jay recommended the Sure Maximum Protection deodorant to me. Seriously, I’ve never encountered someone with such a love of a single deodorant, so with a glowing recommendation, wet pits and dwindling hopes of underarm freshness, I went straight to the shops and picked some up. I always look at this, but I’m put off by the price (around £5) and the fact it’s a roll on… Well not a roll on… A stick. But a stick that is like cream, and squishes through the holes and you rub it on your pits. 
I chose the green one, which is the fragrance of ‘everyday fresh’. I always seem to find myself picking the green option when it comes to deodorants. I love fresh smells like cucumber, melon and even that green tea one which another brand of deodorant I forgot the name of do, and because you couldn’t sniff before you splurged I knew the green one would be the safest option. I immediately cracked it out of the box when I got home and gotta rubbin’ on me underarms. The first thing I was impressed with, was how it didn’t feel wet upon application. The main thing which I hate about non-spray deodorants is how they make your arm pits feel really wet on application and you have to wait for them to dry. Not with the Sure Maximum Protection deodorant though! It’s almost like a dry cream formula and the applicator ensures an even distribution over your under arm area. 
But does it stand the sweat test?
Well, yes, for normal people it would. I’ve always been a ‘warm’ person (not in the heart, my heart is cold, ice cold), but once I went to the pharmacist with a burn on my hand and they thought I was infected because my hand was really hot – but it turned out my other hand was really hot too, and I’m generally a hot person (I know, right? Just telling you what you already know). But yes, I always put my clammy palms and down to my general warmth, so I do think my sweat glands are slightly more over active than the average bear. Alas, the Sure Maximum Protection does keep me considerably drier than any other deodorant I have ever tried. Although one pit does decide to rear it’s sweaty head towards the end of the day when the central heating is on at work, I am finding a big improvement and have now changed my opinion completely on this type of applicator for my under arms. Hurrah. But it’s worth bearing in mind that nothing is ever going to completely stop you sweating and you shouldn’t want it to either. It’s your bodies natural way to cool down, so don’t mess too much with nature, yo!
Conclusion: Worth a punt if you’re a sweaty…. (I won’t put that bad word)
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Becky Smith

I hate to admit it but I'm a sweaty betty to! Even though I have low blood pressure and poor circulation so my hands and feet are always cold for some reason I sweat excessively. It's really annoying and often embarrassing. Even just walking round town in winter it can be freezing cold and I'm not out of breathe or anything but I'll be sweating under the arms. I have tried this and although for me it was a little better than standard deodorants I don't think it helped me enough to justify paying so much more for it x… Read more »

Amy Keeling

These are actually pretty good deodorants, I'm not a fan of spray because I feel like I'm swallowing it and they can also leave marks on my tops whereas I find these can but are less likely to in my experience.

Sure out trumps Dove on these, so much better!

Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing


Sticks tend do more of a job than any other kind of deoderant (or so they tell me). Never tried one, but def need a nice deoderant after riding to school on my bike, all those hills.


I use this and I do like it but it always, always leaves white marks on my clothes, so annoying!! It is a bit pricey too!

Jessica Cherry

I'm a sweaty betty too and that deo doesn't do much for me. I tend to stick with the Triple Dry roll on, which can be pretty price but works really well x

Rebecca Kate

As a fellow sweaty betty I love this post. I always get the pink version of this and find it works really well, but I always apply it before bed rather than in the mornings because it is terrible for marking clothes.

Rebecca Kate x


Weird. This is the ONLY deodorant that has stopped me from sweating (and subsequently stinking up 🙁 ) when I wear jumpers.I even accidentally picked up the Dove version which looks exactly the same with the exception of the brand name and it doesn't work nearly as well. My only problem with it is that not much comes in the tube, so even at the higher price it still doesn't last very long. Even though its technically a beauty post, I'm glad someone covers the topics that are actually a bit more important but uncomfortable to talk about!


I can relate to every single word of this. I too, am sweaty betty. I hate it but what can you do? I agree with you about Mitchum and if I hadn't stocked up on it when it was on offer I would have switched to Dove. It's definitely works a lot better. The only down sides are the price and the fact it doesn't go so well if you wear a lot of black and aren't very patient to let it dry, like me. I'm hoping they do a spray version too, would be nice for the old hand… Read more »